Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> up next on a second look, the first woman ever to serve on the u.s. supreme court. in her own words how sandra day o'conner got the call from president reagan. the most difficult case she faced and her latest crusade to change the way judges are chosen. >>> a legal pioneer returned to the bay area last month. 82-year-old stanford graduate sandra day o'conner. the first woman to serve as a justice was in san francisco for an appearance at the o'conner club. president reagan appointed her in 1981. >> president reagan appointed the first woman to serve. a couple of people were asked to check my record. there was plenty of old newspapers and stuff about me. so they had to check it all out. >> no -- that the time. >> no no -- at that time. not too long after i was sitting in my chambers at the court of appeals in arizona, and the phone rang and it was the white house calling. president reagan said, sandra. yes mr. president. i would like to announce your nomination for u.s. supreme court, is that all right with you. well-- gulp. what do you say to that? i don't know. i guess mr.
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
refuge at the canadian embassy. >> it is hard to express how happy we are, they made us feel as part of our family especially at times during christmas when our spirits really needed the boost. we thank them for their brave support. >> reporter: then he made a plea for the 53 still in prison. >> we must not and will not forget them. >> late this afternoon the six american returnees made a visit with the president. the president was delighted. >> these are six brave americans. that knew that american people loved them but didn't know how much until they got back. >> still to come on a second look the day the hostages were freed just as a new american president was sworn in. >> a bit later the military attempt to rescue the hostages and what went wrong. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
plans to use that money for her children's college education. >>> still to come on a second look, remembering the sofas. how a young couple survived more than a week stranded in the snow. >>> and a bit later the silican valley big rig who survived four days in the hands of kidnappers. >>> tonight on a second look we remember people who have had a season of thanksgiving in their lives. in 1993 a young couple with a young baby were traveling from the bay area to idaho when they were stranded on a remote snow covered road north of reno. for more than a week the search intensified for jane and jennifer. joe stoler has this report after the stopa's emerged from their ordeal safe but not entirely sound. >> we can stay here and die and not do anything or try to do something. and die that way. so we did what we could and we tried to get out of there. >> reporter: last tuesday the stolpa's turned north from their intended route and chose highway 289 to cut through the snow bound sierra. they road the two lanes road signs declare the back country highway through this path in the warner mou
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
of a package of christmas letters that a class of san francisco first greaters were sent with us. >>> what's the score? >> we have a 24. >> 34, huh. >>> on land, soldiers while away their days by playing cards or writing letters home. i love you mom. a sony walkman is a cherished possession here the music can take you away from this harsh a place where americans are wanted for their might and ridiculed for their morals. where a servicewoman can't walk down the street alone. >> you go downtown you have to be completely covered. if you can't look at -- you can't read in public, you can't smoke in public. if you do, you can't sit in restaurants you have to sit outside. they have a separate whip doe for you to go to if you order something. >> does that fit you too well? >> no, not at all. i'm used to the space, supreme. >> freedom from this barren and unfriendly landscape and freedom to be with their loved ones for christmas. that's what they wantly want. sergeant russ lewis dreams of being in his big easy chair in front of the tv opening presents with his wife and son. he'll be moving the mai